STOP Early Journal Content on JSTOR, Free to Anyone in the World This article is one of nearly 500,000 scholarly works digitized and made freely available to everyone in the world by JSTOR. Known as the Early Journal Content, this set of works include research articles, news, letters, and other writings published in more than 200 of the oldest leading academic journals. The works date from the mid-seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries. We encourage people to read and share the Early Journal Content openly and to tell others that this resource exists. People may post this content online or redistribute in any way for non-commercial purposes. Read more about Early Journal Content at http://about.jstor.org/participate-jstor/individuals/early- journal-content . JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary source objects. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. For more information about JSTOR, please contact email@example.com. June 30, 1905 1352 During - the week ended May 20, 1905, there were 31 deaths from cholera and 172 deaths from plague in Calcutta. In Bengal, week ended May 13, 1905, 2,182 cases of and 1.984 deaths from plague. In India, week ended May 6, 1905,60,671 cases of and 59,253 deaths from plague; week ended May 13, 1905, 52,939 cases and 16,003 deaths. Restrictions on inland travel in Burma removed. The Rangoon Chamber of Commerce recently called the attention of the local government to the manner in which the passport system was enforced in certain districts, and strongly urged that the system be abolished, on the ground that its results have created a panic among the people and caused serious injury to the trade of the province. A similar representation has been made by the president of the Rangoon municipality, by whom it was represented that the retail business of Rangoon had been seriously affected; that traders and others had been deterred from approaching the town, not through fear of plague itself, but because of the restrictions to which they are liable on their return to their homes. A resolution has been published by which the lieutenant-governor directs that all means of surveillance in the case of inland travelers in Burma who m&y have arrived or who may be suspected of having arrived from a plague-infected area shall be discontinued and that no other restrictions shall be imposed. Names and addresses of persons arriving by train or steamer must not be recorded, nor must they be compelled to present themselves for inspection or medical examina- tion. These orders relate to inland travelers 01113-. I n 'he case 0I those arriving \>y sea at Rangoon or any other port in the province the existing procedure will continue to be enforced. By the cooperation of the people throughout the province and b_v the steps which have been taken to improve the sanitaiy condition of the municipal and other towns, 'so as to render them less liable to attack by the epidemics, there is still reason to hope that plague may be confined to Rangoon and may not obtain a footing in any other town or district in Burma. Connection between mosquito bite and fever in Ceylon noted in ancient Sanskrit literature. Ceylon has just made a most interesting and somewhat startling contribution to the subject of mosquitoes and malaria. Sir Henry Blake, the governor, in the course of a personal investi- gation into the malarial epidemic of Mutwal, was informed that an ancient Sanskrit document written about 1,400 years ago, mentioned 67 varieties of mosquitoes the bites of which produced malarial fever, of which 40 varieties have since been identified in Ceylon. Transla- tions of the Sanskrit work in question have been made, and the results have been communicated by His Excellency to the British Medical Association. The paper was of a tentative character, for all that appears to be proved is that Eastern literature connected the bite of mosquito with fever, though not with the particular type of fever known as malaria. How far the theories of the Orientals actually extended is now being made the subject of inquiry in Ceylon.